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Bees

What are bees?

Bees are a type of winged insect that are part of the order Hymenoptera; there are tens of thousands of different bee species found throughout the world, with some of the most well-known being honey and bumble bees.  Bees are very ecologically important; they are responsible for pollinating a large variety of vegetables, crops, and other plants.

Bee’s bodies and legs are covered in hair which helps to aid in pollen collection.  Their appearance is species dependent, but most have short oval bodies and are black, brown, and/or yellow in color.  Some species are solitary but most are social and live in large colonies together.

Why do I have a bee problem?

Bees are often attracted to properties that have gardens and lots of flowering landscaping.  Once they find that your property has plentiful sources of nectar and pollen they may decide to stay and build a nest.

Where do bees build their nests?

Where bees build their nests typically depends on their species.  Common places that bee nest can be found include:  in holes in the ground, on the branches of trees or bushes, under piles of leaf litter, in attics, wall voids, chimneys, and under roof eaves.

Are bees dangerous?

Yes, bees are considered to be dangerous.  Some bee species are more aggressive than others and will think nothing of stinging a perceived threat to protect themselves or their nest.  The venom from a bee sting is strong enough to cause a severe allergic reaction in some people.  If a severe reaction occurs medical attention needs to be sought as quickly as possible.

How do get rid of a bee problem?

Bees generally aren’t a problem for homeowners unless they build their nest in your home or near a heavily trafficked area like an exit or entrance.  If bees have become a problem on your property, a professional should be called to help remove the nest from your home or property.  The bee control experts at Allgood can come inspect your property and carefully remove the nest and bees keeping you and your family safe.  We can then provide you with year-round pest control services to help prevent a future problem with bees and other pests.

For more information about bees or how Allgood can help remove these stinging insects from your property, contact us today!